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Definition of Tomb

  TOMB   noun
The House of Indifference.  Tombs are now by common consent invested with a certain sanctity, but when they have been long tenanted it is considered no sin to break them open and rifle them, the famous Egyptologist, Dr. Huggyns, explaining that a tomb may be innocently 'glened' as soon as its occupant is done 'smellynge,' the soul being then all exhaled.  This reasonable view is now generally accepted by archaeologists, whereby the noble science of Curiosity has been greatly dignified.

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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